Latest News About NASAs Space Launch System Archive
02 December 2009, 02:53 PM ET
NASA spent roughly $570 million of its $1 billion in stimulus funds, with nearly half of those dollars going toward its embattled Constellation program.
23 November 2009, 11:56 AM ET
A plan to send a crew of astronauts to an asteroid is gaining momentum,- both within NASA and industry circles.
23 November 2009, 09:06 AM ET
Massive stars likely form just like their smaller siblings.
30 October 2009, 01:20 PM ET
NASA scientists still aren't sure what went wrong with a pair of parachutes that failed during Wednesday's Ares I-X rocket test flight, causing damage to the spent booster when it splashed into the Atlantic Ocean harder than planned.
29 October 2009, 08:49 PM ET
NASA has discovered a large dent on its brand-new moon rocket after the booster splashed into the Atlantic Ocean this week.
28 October 2009, 06:52 PM ET
NASA’s gleaming new Ares I-X rocket grew an odd-looking hood Wednesday as it launched skyward on a suborbital test flight – a telltale sign of a rocket going supersonic.NASA’s gleaming new Ares I-X rocket grew an odd-looking hood Wednesday as it launched
28 October 2009, 04:38 PM ET
The apparent success of NASA’s first test flight of a new experimental moon rocket has the American space agency beaming with joy.
28 October 2009, 11:35 AM ET
A one-of-a-kind NASA rocket soared into the Florida sky Wednesday in a brief but critical test flight of a new booster slated to launch astronauts into space and, eventually, toward the moon.
28 October 2009, 09:34 AM ET
Bad weather continues to plague NASA’s experimental Ares I-X test rocket as the space agency tries to launch the new booster on a critical test flight today.
28 October 2009, 03:32 AM ET
NASA will try a second time to launch its experimental Ares I-X test rocket Wednesday.
27 October 2009, 11:22 AM ET
Bad weather and a series of unlucky events thwarted repeated attempts by NASA to launch the prototype Ares I-X rocket on a test flight Tuesday.
27 October 2009, 08:36 AM ET
Bad weather may stall NASA's plans to launch the prototype Ares I-X rocket on a test flight today.
26 October 2009, 06:28 PM ET
New NASA photographs have revealed a rare and fleeting glimpse of the Ares I-X rocket and shuttle Atlantis atop two different launch pads in Florida.
26 October 2009, 11:38 AM ET
NASA's brand-new rocket, the vehicle planned to carry humans after the space shuttles are retired, is set to make its first-ever test flight Tuesday.
25 October 2009, 11:08 AM ET
The first test flight of NASA's new Ares I rocket is on track for a Tuesday launch, though the weather is a concern.
25 October 2009, 09:30 AM ET
NASA’s test launch of a brand new rocket this week will last only minutes, but exactly what will spectators see during the blast off?
24 October 2009, 10:32 AM ET
NASA’s new Ares I-X rocket may be the world’s largest booster currently in service or about to fly, but it is no behemoth when compared to giant rockets of the past and, perhaps, the future.
23 October 2009, 05:32 PM ET
A prototype version of NASA's new rocket is ready for its planned Tuesday launch, mission managers said today.
23 October 2009, 01:46 PM ET
If NASA's Ares I-X rocket test ends in failure next week, it should not endanger the nearby shuttle Atlantis, agency officials said.
22 October 2009, 03:49 PM ET
The independent blue-ribbon panel that reviewed NASA’s plans to replace its space shuttles said Thursday that the agency should consider using commercial vehicles to help achieve its goal, and perhaps nix a new rocket.
20 October 2009, 12:13 PM ET
The Orionids peak early Wednesday and could produce dozens of meteors per hour.
20 October 2009, 09:34 AM ET
NASA's new Ares I-X rocket rolled out to its Florida launch pad early Tuesday, the first time in 30 years NASA has a new rocket on the launch pad.
19 October 2009, 05:57 PM ET
NASA has delayed the launch target for shuttle Atlantis to Nov. 16, in part to give its new Ares I-X rocket an extra chance to fly.
19 October 2009, 12:33 PM ET
With an expert panel’s final report on options for U.S. human spaceflight expected to be released this week, NASA and White House officials are said to be coalescing around the idea of sending astronauts on deep space missions to near-Earth objects and
16 October 2009, 08:15 AM ET
NASA's Ares I-X test rocket has been delayed from its launch pad rollout due to a faulty part.
08 October 2009, 01:10 PM ET
The director of NASA's embattled moon-Mars program says President Barack Obama's human spaceflight commission is making false claims about the advantages of alternatives.
22 September 2009, 04:06 PM ET
NASA is targeting Oct. 27 for the launch of Ares I-X, the first test flight of its new moon rocket.
16 September 2009, 11:13 AM ET
Legislators on Tuesday questioned the findings of a presidential panel reviewing NASA's plan to return Americans to the moon by 2020.
11 September 2009, 06:15 PM ET
We were on location to witness the high tech fireworks show.
10 September 2009, 04:29 PM ET
A rocket motor intended for use in NASA's new Ares I rocket underwent a major test Thursday.
08 September 2009, 08:01 PM ET
A White House panel tasked with reviewing NASA’s human spaceflight program delivered a 12-page summary of its findings Tuesday.
03 September 2009, 05:15 PM ET
U.S. President Barack Obama is not expected to significantly boost the projected funding profile for NASA’s manned spaceflight program in the next few years.
02 September 2009, 10:24 AM ET
A manned asteroid mission using two Orion spacecraft, docked nose-to-nose to form a 50-ton deep space vehicle, is being studied by Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
02 September 2009, 04:51 AM ET
NASA and ATK plan to try again to test fire the first stage of the new Ares I rocket on Sept. 10.